Volunteer lawyers to help those discriminated during COVID-19 pandemic

MANILA, Philippines, April 11 ------ A group of lawyers are offering free legal services to those who face discrimination amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Monday reiterated the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ condemnation of discrimination against healthcare workers, overseas Filipino workers, COVID-19 patients, and patients under investigation and monitoring. “The IATF condemns these and we are warning that we will sue those caught committing this,” Nograles said in Filipino. He said that a group of lawyers have taken on the call to provide legal assistance to those who will experience discrimination. “We are encouraged by the fact that just a day after I raised this issue there are lawyers from the University of the Philippines College of Law and from all over have volunteered their services to victims of discrimination,” Nograles said. Those who need their legal advice may send them a message through their Facebook page, Volunteer Lawyers against Discrimination or contact them at 09177052333. Source: philstar.com